Dan + Shay Blew Out Car Speakers When First Hearing Their Song on the Radio
Have you ever loved a song so much whenever it comes on you blast the speakers in your car all the way up and jam out, well now imagine if that song was your song and you were hearing it for the first time on the radio.
When Dan + Shay first heard their song “19 You + Me” on the radio for the first time they jammed a little too hard and blew out the speakers.
“We had a friend who was working at the radio station in town and she said, We’re going to play your song in the morning show, which that’s great air time, you know what I mean? Those spins count. So we’re sitting there, stoked, go out in the driveway….this is when we were living out in Bellevue before Bellevue was like the hot spot in town. There’s nothing out there. It’s just farmland. And we’re sitting in the driveway in Shay’s jeep. And it came on and you blew out the speakers”.
Shay goes on to tell Shawn Parr that to this day the speakers on that jeep do not work but his parents still have the jeep on their farm in Arkansas. Shay recently drove that jeep and was reminded of the magical moment they heard their first radio single over the car radio.
But hearing their songs on the radio isn’t the only magical thing for Dan + Shay, being in Nashville is magical too.
“When we first got to this town, I mean, I still feel this way, honestly. And I think every artist can go through getting cynical and getting jaded and, you know, but driving around this town, man, going up and down Music Row there is magic in every hallway and all these studios. And I think it’s important to remember how incredible this town is and inspires you as a songwriter. And we still to this day are so inspired to be around all of this insane talent. You know, there’s incredible songs being written as we speak right now down the street that some people might never hear. But it’s an incredible thing to be a part of and I don’t think that we will ever lose that.”
Even after all their success, Dan + Shay still enjoy finding magic in the little moments like they used to back in the day.
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